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Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

A Billings judge ordered a partially suspended 10-year sentence for a 20-year-old man involved in two high-speed chases in February, one of which ended with the man crashing a stolen pickup after being shot in the hand by a deputy.

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Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

One of Burger Dive owner Brad Halsten's top creations is on sale nationwide.

November 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

A judge Monday gave a 24-year-old man a three-year deferred sentence for leading police on a high-speed chase through Laurel that ended with a crash.

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YelCo 52: Battle of Canyon Creek: Monument honors Nez Perce escape north of Laurel

YelCo 52: Battle of Canyon Creek: Monument honors Nez Perce escape north of Laurel

Take the winding road north of Laurel — past two cemeteries, a landfill, acres of pastureland and rolling hilltop bluffs — and you’ll run into a battle site of one of the great Indian Wars of the late 19th century.

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Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man charged in killing after argument over military branches to claim justifiable use of force

Man charged in killing after argument over military branches to claim justifiable use of force

A 63-year-old man accused of drunkenly slashing another man’s throat during a fight over whether the Army or the Marines is the better branch of the military may argue at trial that he acted in self defense, according to his attorney.

November 05, 2014 3:21 pmLoading…
Laurel must decide what to do with its leaky, rusting pool

Laurel must decide what to do with its leaky, rusting pool

LAUREL — The corrosive effects of chlorine — and the natural decay that occurs over nearly eight decades of community use — are readily visible at the Laurel city pool at Thompson Park.

October 27, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

The Amber Alert for Heaven Angel Torres has been canceled, said Jennifer Viets of the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 

October 16, 2014 6:57 am Related

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Rushing attack shines, Laurel defeats Hardin, 46-0

LAUREL -- Laurel's trio of Kyle Howe, Marcus Miller and Tyler Thompson rushed for at least 60 yards apiece and a touchdown Friday night in the Locomotives' 46-0 home shutout of Eastern A opponent Hardin. 

October 10, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
Construction season coming to a close on Highway 212 and Interstate 90

Construction season coming to a close on Highway 212 and Interstate 90

As cold weather closes in on the Yellowstone Valley, road crews are winding down $19 million in projects on two busy stretches of highway near Billings.

October 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Hamilton boys, Whitefish girls win State A golf titles

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton boys shaved five strokes off their Day-1 total to bypass Billings Central in the standings and earn the State A golf championship on Saturday at their home Hamilton Golf Club.

October 04, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…

Coroner names man who died in Laurel crash

David E. Plattner, 47, has been identified as the man who died after his vehicle hit a tree in Laurel on Monday evening.

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Driver dies after collision with tree in Laurel

A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in Laurel Monday evening.

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Central, Laurel golfers qualify for state

Laurel's boys and girls, along with the Billings Central boys and Sidney girls have qualified for next weekend's State A golf championships at Hamilton Golf Club.

September 26, 2014 7:26 pmLoading…
Man pleads guilty in Laurel high-speed chase

Man pleads guilty in Laurel high-speed chase

A 24-year-old man admitted Tuesday that in March he led police in a high-speed chase through Laurel that ended with a crash.

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Ups and Downs:

Gravesite defaced. Vandals armed with fluorescent orange spray paint marked up the rim top grave of Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, a U.S. Army scout, Tuesday night. Removing paint from the grave and nearby rocks will be a time-consuming job. Anyone with information about this crime on city par…

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Billings Central boys beat Libby, improve to 5-0-1

LIBBY -- Josh Bundy scored twice in the second half to rally the Billings Central boys soccer team to a 2-1 nonconference victory over Libby, giving the Rams a 5-0-1 record entering league play this week.

September 13, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…
Artist makes the journey from Laurel to Times Square, via Missoula

Artist makes the journey from Laurel to Times Square, via Missoula

Hundreds of thousands of New York visitors and residents have seen Laurel-born artist Jessie McGee’s work “Reaching for Truth” — not as she concocted it, but in true Big Apple style, supersized and up in lights for an hour one day last month in Times Square.

September 08, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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2014 Border Wars Volleyball Tournament

2014 Border Wars Volleyball Tournament

Images from the 2014 Montana Wyoming Border Wars Volleyball Tournament at Rocky Mountain College.

September 06, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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From the Editor: Our community is better because of people like Paul Metzger

Thousands of people, many of them not yet born, stand to benefit from the generosity of Paul Metzger, the Laurel farmer who left $38 million from his estate to St. Vincent Healthcare and the Billings Clinic.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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